Chunky Red Sauce with “Pasta Queen” Vegan Fettuccine
The chunkier the better in my opinion 👌🏽 Especially when it comes to sauce. Recipe below but first my experience with Pasta Queen...
I recently had the pleasure of meeting The Pasta Queen here in Sacramento. She makes fresh pasta and sauces. I see her regularly at the Farmers Market on Saturday and am a huge fan of her vegan pasta. When it comes to a plant based diet, we don’t really have a lot of good pasta options. Store bought pasta can be chewy or really hard. So having a fresh pasta instantly changes my pasta game. It makes the meal feel all fancy! ;- )
Heres a chunky plant based sauce to go over those yummy noodles:
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 eggplant, diced
1 shallot finely diced
1 broccoli head chopped
2 kale leaves chopped
Kalamata olives sliced halfway (optional)
3 tsp Herbs de Provence or Italian seasoning
15 oz tomato sauce
Salt & Pepper
Basil for topping
In a medium sauté pan on medium low heat, add the oil and shallot. Cook for 1 minute then add eggplant, kale, broccoli, and seasoning. Cook for additional 3 minutes on medium low. Add can of tomato sauce, olives, salt & Pepper. Continue to cook on low while you prepare the pasta.
Prepare pasta according to directions. Drain then top pasta with sauce and basil.